Testing authority on behalf of the CPVO

Testing on behalf of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Since the adoption of Regulation (EC) No. 2100/94 on Community plant variety rights, it has been possible since 1995 to obtain plant breeders’ rights on an EU-wide basis. The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), based in Angers in France, is responsible for granting community plant breeders’ rights. Community plant breeders’ rights are effective in all member states.

CPVO - EUIPO study shows the positive impact of the CPVR system

We draw attention to a study by the EUIPO (EU Intellectual Property Office) and by the CPVO showing the positive impact of the PVP system on climate neutrality, biodiversity, food security, agricultural and horticultural jobs and sustainability.

This CPVO - EUIPO study quantifies the economic contribution of the Community Plant Variety Rights system in the EU. It also examines the potential of the Community Plant Variety Rights system to contribute to the achievement of the European Commission's Green Deal objectives.

The full study in English (Impact of the Community Plant Variety Rights system on the EU economoy and the environment) can be found here.

Community plant breeders´ rights in force

(last update: 07/11/2022)

Species Total
Agricultural 9,290
Vegetables 5,407
Ornamentals 13,497
Fruits 2,304
Total 30,498

Number of applications submitted to the CPVO for plant breeders’ rights

(period: 1995 to 2022)

Species Number of applications Proportion of total
Agricultural 19,849 25.7 %
Vegetables 11,458 14.8 %
Ornamentals 40,567 52.6 %
Fruits 5,207 6.7 %
Total 77,195  

(Statistics source: www.cpvo.europa.eu)

CPVO contact details:
Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)
3, boulevard Maréchal Foch
CS 10121

Tel.: +33 241 256400
Fax: +33 241 256410
Email: cpvo@cpvo.europa.eu

The Federal Plant Variety Office performs tests on distinctness, uniformity and stability on behalf of the CPVO for numerous plant species.

It also represents Germany in expert groups and in the Administrative Council of the CPVO.